Mr. is a contributor of VanFoodies.com.
Mr. is a real manly man that doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty to do what needs to be done. A self proclaimed backyard mechanic, he always tends to have more projects on hand than he can finish. He also has many other interests, such as target shooting and digital photography.
Mr. is a strong believer of function over form, and that translates into food. He doesn’t take kindly to any of the snobby pretentious crap some dare call “fine dining”. In the end of the day, if it doesn’t taste good, it doesn’t taste good, no matter how refined the presentation is and/or how steep the price tag is. His take-no-prisoners approach will give you an honest and down-to-earth view of the food you love or hate to eat.
More about Mr.’s rating system (Max Score: 10; Base Score: 5):
What went in (+/-2, 0)
What came out (+/-1, 0)
Service (+/-1, 0)
Mr.’s Bonus (+/-1)
The base score is the score he starts with for any restaurant, before he develops any positive or negative reactions. So everyone is neutral in his mind before he tries it out, thus 5/10.
The food served (what went in) is given a max. of 2 points or a min. of -2 points. If the food is mouth-watering delicious, Mr. will add 2 points onto the base 5 points. If the food is rancid puke, he will deduct 2 points from the base 5 points. If it’s just average, he’d give it a 0. The same principles apply to cost (what came out) and service (service).
Mr.’s Bonus is purely subjective (even more so than the review itself); if he got a good vibe from the place, it will get a +1, if it offended Mr.’s character, it will get a -1. If it didn’t affect him at all, it would again get a 0.
This way, a restaurant could get a max of 10/10, or a min of 0/10 in a review (if you add/subtract the individual ratings; the math works).